No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies

How to make Homemade Vegan Thin Mint Cookies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

My No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies are hopelessly addictive, just like the ones you buy from your favorite Girl Scout ~ but my copy cat recipe is shockingly easy to make ~ hold on to your hats, these babies come together fast!

How to make Homemade Vegan Thin Mint Cookies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Thin Mints are one of the world’s great cookies and everybody should be able to enjoy a homemade thin mint cookie no matter what your diet.

No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies are just the latest in my series of homemade thin mints ~ I’m attempting to make these delectable cookies six ways from Sunday and I’m only just getting started. This particular version miiiiiiiight just be my favorite because it’s so easy, and the flavor and texture is perfect. But if the classics are your thing, then get after my original HOMEMADE THIN MINTS. And if you don’t do the flour thing, check out my GLUTEN FREE THIN MINTS.

No Bake Homemade Vegan Thin Mint Cookies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Why go to the trouble of making your own thin mints when you can buy them? The answer is a simple one…it’s all about the chocolate. When you use your own real chocolate the flavor is far, far superior to almost anything commercially made. End of story.

TIP: All of my homemade thin mint varieties can be stored in the freezer, and make a great frozen treat!

Ingredients for making No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

Making homemade no-bake vegan thin mint cookies is easier than you might think, and you don’t need any unusual ingredients. Baker’s Semi Sweet chocolate is conveniently milk free, and Oreos just happen to be vegan, so they make the perfect pairing for this no bake cookie. Just twist the two sides of your sandwich cookies apart and scrape off the centers (what you do with all that cream filling is none of my business.)ย  You’ll dunk those cookies in melted minty chocolate, and refrigerate to set, that’s all there is to it.

TIP: The flavoring is KEY in this recipe. Make sure you buy PEPPERMINT, not spearmint or generic mint, otherwise your cookies will taste like toothpaste…for real. And make sure you buy EXTRACT or OIL, not flavoring, or your chocolate can seize up from the water in the flavoring. You won’t have a problem if you use McCormick Pure Peppermint Extract.

A stack of homemade no bake vegan thin mint cookies

FYI, if you want to skip the step where you separate the Oreos ~ just dip the entire sandwich cookie into the chocolate, no one’s stopping you. In fact, I think I just saw mint centered Oreos in the store the other day, so there you go!

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No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies

My No Bake Vegan Thin Mint Cookies are easy copy cat Girl Scout Cookies!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Yield 2 dozen cookies
Author Sue Moran

Ingredients

  • 12 Oreo sandwich cookies separated, cream center removed
  • 12 ounces Bakers Semi Sweet Chocolate finely chopped
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp pure peppermint extract or oil or more to taste

Instructions

  • Put the chocolate and the coconut oil in a small glass bowl and microwave for 1 minute. Stir, then put back in the microwave for another minute. Stir to melt all the chocolate. If there are still lumps, microwave very briefly again. Stir in the peppermint extract. You may add more if you want a stronger mint flavor, but I suggest tasting it first.
  • Using a fork or chocolate dipping tool, dip each cookie into the chocolate and gently flip over to completely coat. Gently tap off the excess chocolate by rapping the fork against the side of the bowl, and lay the cookies on a parchment covered baking sheet. When you have finished all the cookies, put the pan in the refrigerator to harden the cookies.
  • I like to store the cookies in the refrigerator and enjoy them cold.
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  • Reply
    Penny
    December 7, 2019 at 8:39 am

    Could I make these with the chocolate wafers like the White Chocolate version?

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    Kristina
    December 8, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    I thought Oreo’s had Lard in them so therefore NOT vegan?

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      No, they don’t have lard, they’re made with palm or canola oil. I think the original recipe did contain lard, but not anymore ๐Ÿ™‚

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        horton
        March 16, 2018 at 4:06 pm

        I was looking to make an oreo. While Vegan they’re far from organic, natural, or non gmo. Nice recipe though.

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          Joy Massa
          January 29, 2019 at 4:30 pm

          Several commercial cookie makers – Newman’s Qwn, for example, make an organic and vegan “Oreo” you could try to have the fun of Sue’s Recipe!

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    Lilah
    November 1, 2017 at 6:12 am

    This is a fantastic idea for covering cookies! Unfortunately Oreos are not made vegan in some countries; there are different ingredients used. And with the amount and type of packaging and the impact it has on crumbling ecosystems and our water, I’ll avoid buying any Oreos, have switched to bulk ingredients – but will try your recipe on the flattened energy ball type cookies I make. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
    April 13, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Wow these are super quick! I can see why they’d be so addictive too ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Lisa Brooks
    March 21, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    No bake thin mint cookies? You won me with the title! I’m trying to go vegan and blogs like yours somehow makes everything feel much easier. Thank you so much!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks so much, that’s such a nice comment Lisa ~ good luck!

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    Sonia
    February 28, 2017 at 4:54 am

    You can get the sugar free melting chocolate coating and do this too, just a thought

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 28, 2017 at 7:53 am

      That would be perfect for a low carb version!

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    Kallie
    February 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    Now I just need to find a recipe for Oreo wafers as I refuse to use packaged ones. There must be a copy cat chocolate wafer recipe somewhere. I prefer to make everything from scratch, or they’re really not homemade.

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    Laura | Tutti Dolci
    February 27, 2017 at 2:40 pm

    Great minds think alike – we are thin mint twins! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply
      Sue
      February 27, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      I just noticed that! Wish we could trade tastes ๐Ÿ™‚

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    [email protected] is How I Cook
    February 27, 2017 at 10:24 am

    My very favorite! Thanks for figuring this out for me! Definitely dangerous.

  • Reply
    Lindsay Cotter
    February 27, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I’m blown away by how incredibly easy these are to make! I’ll have to check out your recipe for Gluten Free Thin Mints now!

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